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Fall 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration  ›  5th Semester  ›  Studium Generale

Peak Performance Journey

Course Code:
Jan Ascher
Course Type:
BSc Course General Studies
Week Hours:
Fall 2022
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
Students learn how to optimize their personal potentials in the context of demanding corporate or entrepreneurial careers. At the core of the course stands the peak potential framework around 3 dimensions: Mind, Body, Purpose. Students get exposed to the scientific evidence that demonstrates the positive impact of being strong in mind, body and purpose on wellbeing and performance. The course teaches pragmatic, real-life practices that allow executives evolve their operating models to build strength in mind, body and purpose. In addition, the course introduces students to the cross-cutting principles of habit formation and of achieving optimal stress (while steering clear of burnout). Students not only learn about leading themselves to their peak potentials, but also about how to lead others and how to lead organizations to reaching their peak potentials. The course invites students to experiment with committing to specific new microhabits throughout the semester.

Session 1

Habit formation (30’)Introduction to the full framework: Body Mind Purpose (30’)Science that shows impact of Body Mind Purpose (15’)Break (15’)Deep-dive: Sleep (60’)Microhabits: making small commitments group work (30’)

Session 2

Basic brain science (30’)Deep-dive: Body (45’)Break (15’)Deep-dive: Mind (60’)Microhabits: making small commitments (30’)

Session 3

Optimal stress & burnout (30’)Deep-dive: Purpose (60’)Break (15’)Leading self, leading others, leading organizations (45’)

Friday, 02/12/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Saturday, 03/12/2022
09:00 AM till 04:00 PM
Students shall have completed at least two internships before participating in this course since it requires reflection on professional experience.